About the COBB range

The Cobb Story

Cobb timeline

In December 2001, Time Magazine featured the Cobb as one of the best inventions of that year. This was a major turning point for what had started out as an obvious idea to an environmentalist in Africa several years earlier.

The developers idea was to encourage native Africans to use corncobs as fuel for cooking, rather than wood or coal. He devised a simple clay pot stove with a steel mesh grill that Africans could easily make and fuel with their abundant supply of corncobs.

The idea took hold and resulted in the development of the Eco Cobb, an inexpensive, all metal stove that could be distributed in aid programmes in third world countries globally.

Cobbs commitment to a continual improvement program has resulted in the worldly acclaimed product we see today which is available with several accessories.

Awards

  • Time International voted Cobb one of the best inventions worldwide in 2001
  • Double Vesta Design Award Winner
  • Spoga + Gafa Innovation Design Award Winner
  • disa - Design Innovation South Africa
  • Heath, Patio & Barbeque Association
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa
  • Heart Foundation South Africa

Probably the

The greenest little oven on earth

As far as we can determine, the Cobb has the smallest carbon footprint of any manufactured oven on Earth.

Cobbs only limitation is your imagination

  • Grills - meats, chicken, vegetables, fish etc.
  • Fries - eggs, meat, fish etc.
  • Bakes - bread, cakes, pizza - even roasts whole chickens and joints of beef, lamb pork, etc.
  • Boils - stews, pasta, curries etc.
  • Smokes - fish, meats, vegetables etc.

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